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The adsorption behavior of xylene isomers in MIL-47 from a theoretical perspective

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Recently, the spectrum of nanoporous materials like zeolites and zeotype structures was further expanded through the occurrence of a new class of hybrid porous porous solids [1, 2]. Those materials are nowadays also known as metal organic frameworks or MOFs and consist of inorganic and organic moieties. Certain MOFs exhibit a very interesting adsorption and even catalytic behavior. Our study focuses on one of them: MIL-47. MIL-47 was first synthesized by Barthelet [3], later on Alaerts [4] studied the ability of MIL-47 to separate several xylene isomers. This separation behavior of MIL-47 could be better understood with adsorption studies [4, 5]. The adsorbates were located inside the MIL-47 host by Rietveld refinements of the XRD patterns of MIL-47 samples saturated with each of the C8-isomers. The packing of each C8-pair was then discussed on the basis of the interactions between those two aromatic compounds and MIL-47 [4]. In this case, theoretical modeling could predict the relative energy difference between several possible geometries. The stability of a unit cell of MIL-47 fully loaded with four adsorbates was investigated with periodic calculations. Starting form crystallographic information (supp. info of [4]), two possible geometries were cut out for different C8-isomers: para-xylene, meta-xylene, ortho-xylene and ethylbenzene. The optimized structures are displayed in the figure below. The relative energy differences are shown relative to meta-xylene (II), the most unstable structure. [1] Ferey, G., Chemical Society Reviews 37 (2008) 191. [2] Tranchemontagne, D.J.L. , M. O'Keeffe, Z. Ni and Yaghi O.M., Angewandte Chemie-International Edition 47 (2008) 5136. [3] Barthelet, K., Marrot, J., Riou, D. and Ferey G. Angewandte Chemie-International Edition 41 (2002) 281. [4] Alaerts, L., Kirschhock, C.E.A., Maes, M., van der Veen, M.A., Finsy, V., Depla, A., Martens, J.A., Baron, G.V., Jacobs, P.A., Denayer, J.E.M. and De Vos, D.E. Angewandte Chemie-International Edition 46 (2007) 4293. [5] Finsy,V., Verelst, H., Alaerts, L., De Vos, D., Jacobs, P.A., Baron, G.V. and Denayer J.F.M. Journal of the American Chemical Society 130 (2008) 7110.

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Vandichel, Matthias, Veronique Van Speybroeck, Luc Alaerts, Dirk De Vos, and Michel Waroquier. 2009. “The Adsorption Behavior of Xylene Isomers in MIL-47 from a Theoretical Perspective.” In .
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Vandichel, M., Van Speybroeck, V., Alaerts, L., De Vos, D., & Waroquier, M. (2009). The adsorption behavior of xylene isomers in MIL-47 from a theoretical perspective. Presented at the Xth NCCC Conference.
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Vandichel M, Van Speybroeck V, Alaerts L, De Vos D, Waroquier M. The adsorption behavior of xylene isomers in MIL-47 from a theoretical perspective. 2009.
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Vandichel, Matthias, Veronique Van Speybroeck, Luc Alaerts, et al. “The Adsorption Behavior of Xylene Isomers in MIL-47 from a Theoretical Perspective.” 2009. Print.
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  abstract     = {Recently, the spectrum of nanoporous materials like zeolites and zeotype structures was further expanded through the occurrence of a new class of hybrid porous porous solids [1, 2]. Those materials are nowadays also known as metal organic frameworks or MOFs and consist of inorganic and organic moieties. Certain MOFs exhibit a very interesting adsorption and even catalytic behavior.

Our study focuses on one of them: MIL-47. MIL-47 was first synthesized by Barthelet [3], later on Alaerts [4] studied the ability of MIL-47 to separate several xylene isomers. This separation behavior of MIL-47 could be better understood with adsorption studies [4, 5]. The adsorbates were located inside the MIL-47 host by Rietveld refinements of the XRD patterns of MIL-47 samples saturated with each of the C8-isomers. The packing of each C8-pair was then discussed on the basis of the interactions between those two aromatic compounds and MIL-47 [4]. In this case, theoretical modeling could predict the relative energy difference between several possible geometries. The stability of a unit cell of MIL-47 fully loaded with four adsorbates was investigated with periodic calculations. Starting form crystallographic information (supp. info of [4]), two possible geometries were cut out for different C8-isomers: para-xylene, meta-xylene, ortho-xylene and ethylbenzene. The optimized structures are displayed in the figure below. The relative energy differences are shown relative to meta-xylene (II), the most unstable structure. 

      

[1] Ferey, G., Chemical Society Reviews 37 (2008) 191.
[2] Tranchemontagne, D.J.L. , M. O'Keeffe, Z. Ni  and Yaghi O.M., Angewandte Chemie-International Edition 47 (2008) 5136.
[3] Barthelet, K., Marrot, J., Riou, D. and Ferey G. Angewandte Chemie-International Edition 41 (2002) 281.
[4] Alaerts, L., Kirschhock, C.E.A., Maes, M., van der Veen, M.A., Finsy, V., Depla, A., Martens, J.A., Baron, G.V., Jacobs, P.A., Denayer, J.E.M. and De Vos, D.E.  Angewandte Chemie-International Edition 46 (2007) 4293.
[5] Finsy,V.,  Verelst, H., Alaerts, L., De Vos, D., Jacobs, P.A., Baron, G.V. and Denayer J.F.M.  Journal of the American Chemical Society 130 (2008) 7110.},
  author       = {Vandichel, Matthias and Van Speybroeck, Veronique and Alaerts, Luc and De Vos, Dirk and Waroquier, Michel},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands},
  title        = {The adsorption behavior of xylene isomers in MIL-47 from a theoretical perspective},
  year         = {2009},
}